University College Cork


Course Name Pharmacy
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK703
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BPharm (Hons), MPharm
Duration 5 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements

Expand+H4 in Chemistry and H4 in either Physics or Biology. Minimum grade O6/H7 from Irish, English, another language and Maths.

Student Garda Vetting
A condition of enrolment on this programme is that all incoming students have cleared the vetting p...

Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
Mature Applicants

To be eligible to compete for a place as a mature student, you must be 23 years of age on or before 1 January 2021 and apply via by 1 February. Please check out the CAO website for more information on the applic...

Alternative Entry For information on alternative entry go to:
Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Course Fee A postgraduate fee will have to be paid for the fifth year of this programme. This will be approximately €7,500 in 2019.
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2021

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2021 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2021 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2021 CA...

Course Content

Expand+Course Outline
A pharmacist is a healthcare team member specifically concerned with drugs and medicines. Pharmacy at UCC provides the confidence, skills and knowledge to make a difference in the pharmaceutical arena.

The four main areas of study ...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 modules
AN1075 Principles of Human Structure for Pharmacy Students (5 credits)
BC1443 Biochemistry (10 credits)
PF1009 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Chemistry (10 credits)
PF1010 Physiochemical Basis of Pharmaceuticals (5 credits)

Modules Link Web Page - Click Here
Assessment Method

Expand+Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including multiple-choice questions, practical reports, computer-aided exams, essays and research rep...

Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information
This course is an excellent broad-based degree that can take you in a number of career directions, including:

community pharmacist
hospital pharmacist
industrial pharmacist
university lecturer
regulatory work.

There are also opportunities for research in areas such as drug delivery, drug design, drug action and the practice of pharmacy. Pharmacists can manage businesses for other people or set up their own business.
Further Enquiries Contact details for this course
Noreen Moynihan, Manager, School of Pharmacy
+353 (0)21 490 1662
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
International Students Web Page - Click Here
Points History
Year Points
2021 613 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2020 590
2019 577